Ollie Turton improving from tight hamstring but weekend may come too soon for him.
Right back Ollie Turton remains a doubt for this weekend’s home game against league leaders Plymouth Argyle. The former club captain aggravated his hamstring against Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup and he was forced off in the second half as Crewe drew 1-1 at Whaddon Road.
Turton was forced to miss Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy defeat, with deputy Perry NG coming in to make his second start for the first team.
Crewe are hoping that Turton is a quick healer but it looks unlikely he will shake off his tight hamstring in time to face the in-form Pilgrims at Gresty Road.
Manager Steve Davis explained to the club’s official web-site: “Ollie had a tight hamstring at Cheltenham and had to come off. He was struggling and I don’t know if it was the pitch there but he had to come off.
“It was very tight but his scan has shown that there is no tear there, so that is a positive. We will have to see how he is over the next couple of days but the Plymouth game may come a bit too early. If not the weekend then we hope he will be okay for the replay on Tuesday.”